Bridging the Divide: Licensing and Recidivism

Occupational Licensing and Recidivism in the United States Vittorio Nastasi and Samuel R. Staley DeVoe L. Moore Center, Florida State University Executive Summary This policy study examines the effects of occupational licensing reform on reducing recidivism—the likelihood former prisoners will re-offend and return to prison. Eighty-six percent of released prisoners [...]

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Innovation and Regulation in Florida: A Framework for Permissionless Innovation

Read the PDF here! Christopher Koopman, Senior Director of Strategy and Research , Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University; Adjunct Director, Center for Technology and Telecommunications, The James Madison Institute Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Introduction Florida’s economy has changed dramatically over [...]

By | 2019-03-26T10:06:46+00:00 March 27th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Innovation and Regulation in Florida: A Framework for Permissionless Innovation

Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF By Greg Newburn, State Policy Director, FAMM and Sal Nuzzo, Vice President of Policy, James Madison Institute In the 1970s, three states – New York, Michigan, and Florida – adopted mandatory minimum sentencing laws in efforts to deter drug trafficking and crime associated with [...]

By | 2019-02-18T14:03:13+00:00 February 19th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Mandatory Minimums, Crime, and Drug Abuse: Lessons Learned and Paths Ahead

Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL PDF  Jennifer Minjarez Policy Analyst with the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Health Care Policy & Sal Nuzzo Vice President of Policy, The James Madison Institute Executive Summary Florida’s access to care deficiencies manifest themselves in a variety of ways. To start, there [...]

By | 2019-01-23T10:47:39+00:00 January 23rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Dental Therapists: Sinking Our Teeth into Innovative Workforce Reform

2019 Policy Priorities

CLICK HERE TO READ THE PDF  Paths to Prosperity On November 6, 2018, more than eight million Floridians cast their ballots and decided the future direction of our great state. And while the results of 2018 were among the tightest we have ever experienced, our new governor and cabinet take [...]

By | 2019-01-10T14:33:09+00:00 January 10th, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on 2019 Policy Priorities

Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

Click here to read the PDF  Adam Millsap Ph.D., Samuel Staley Ph.D., and Vittorio Nastasi Executive Summary Housing rents and home prices in many areas of the nation, including Florida, have increased much faster than the cost of construction since the 1990s, squeezing the household budgets of middle- and lower-income [...]

By | 2019-01-07T13:32:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Publications|Comments Off on Assessing the Effects of Local Impact Fees and Land-use Regulations on Workforce Housing in Florida

Roadmap to Reform

Click here to read the full PDF. Roadmap to Reform By Christian Cámara, Senior Fellow, The James Madison Institute INTRODUCTION Florida’s unique geographic position has been its greatest blessing, and simultaneously somewhat of a curse. Its sunshine and temperate climate has made it a destination for tourists and settlers alike, [...]

By | 2018-11-27T17:37:12+00:00 November 28th, 2018|Publications, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Roadmap to Reform

Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Read the full PDF of "Changing the Course: Driver's License Suspension in Florida" here. Overview Punitive License Suspension and Its Effects Is suspending a person’s driver’s license an effective punitive measure? This is a vital question for Florida, which issued around 1.7 million license suspensions last year. That accounts for [...]

By | 2018-11-14T09:34:36+00:00 November 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Changing the Course: Driver’s License Suspension in Florida

Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Too many people are in Florida jails simply because they cannot afford money bond—and voters believe it is time for this situation to change. A new poll from the Pretrial Justice Institute and the James Madison Institute shows that Florida voters think pretrial justice should focus on public safety, [...]

By | 2018-10-22T11:00:52+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Florida Voters Want a Commonsense Approach to Pretrial Justice

Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections

By: Dr. J Antonio Vilamil, JMI Senior Fellow and Founder and Principal, the Washington Economics Group and Donna Arduin, President and Co-Founder, Arduin, Laffer, Moore Econometrics Executive Summary Florida faces a once-in-a-generation election in 2018. The confluence of term limits, macro-economic outlook, and the political environment have combined to [...]

By | 2018-10-15T16:26:21+00:00 October 15th, 2018|Publications|Comments Off on Election 2018: Platforms, Proposals, Projections